As the last days of summer slowly fades away, are you and your wardrobe still clinging onto the hope that you can slip on your favourite shorts one more time? But as the temperature outside falls faster than the leaves on the trees your mind starts thinking about the warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you put on your first jumper of the season.
For me this is one of my favourite parts of the weather turning cold, along with Halloween, Guy Fawkes and Christmas. And also a perfect excuse to grab my girlfriends and hit the High Street shops to find out what the big stores have to offer in this year’s knitwear collection. Which lucky jumper (or jumpers) will be making its way into my wardrobe and possibly yours?
So, I love my vintage and have rounded up couple of lightweights that are perfect for when the weather just can’t make up its mind. One minute the sun is shining and next we get hit by wind and rain – how is a girl supposed to dress when we don’t know what weather to dress for? Too cold for a t-shirt but just too hot for a chunky jumper.
A definite must have is the Must-Have Melange Sweater from Forever 21, a sexy semi-sheer sweater featuring melange, metallic-threaded and honeycomb patterned panels. I love the sound of that one already. With a rolled round neckline, ribbed hem and cuffs and long sleeves, this longline open knit sweater is perfect to dress up a pair of jeans or match with a slender black skirt, and your all-important heels.
Staring at Stars Persian Border Jumper is another lightweight I have my eye on. A great knitted jumper with a wide crew neck, slightly dipped hem and half-length sleeves, perfect to show off your new collection of bangles. Designed with a variety of different texture knits and patterns, this gorgeous little number can be found at Urban Outfitters and would be a great additional to anyone’s wardrobe. Great with a pair of everyday jeans to run a few errands.
Next we have an oversized cosy sweater with delightful dropped shoulders that has just been added to my wish list. The BDG Fair Isle Pop Crop Sweater is also another gem from Urban Outfitters and made from a very tempting wool-blend fabric. The colours are a mixture of mustard and navy blue with hints of white, orange and blue, and the perfect combination with your favourite short shorts for a catch up with the girls.
Not to feel left out of our weekend shopping trip is Topshop’s Knitted Two Tone Jumper. This burgundy and black contrast stitch slouchy style jumper is exactly what you want to pull on when the snow starts to fall outside. Why not treat yourself to a gorgeous leather wrap mini skirt to dress this outfit up or a pair of extra skinny jeans to show off those slender legs of yours. But don’t forget those skyscraper heels to finish off your new glam look.
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